"How so?" inquired the Abbot.

"Come now," said Methuselah, "compared with me, you are still a mouse in your prime. Yet like many others that think my senses are failing, you cannot see half the things that my old eyes observe."

Methuselah touched a paw to his nose knowingly. "For instance, did you notice that there is a southerly breeze tonight? No, I don't suppose you did. Then look at the top of that old elm tree sticking up above the wall. Yes, that one over by the small door. Tell me what you see."

The Abbot's eyes followed Methuselah's paw until he saw the tree in question. He studied it for a moment, then turned to the old mouse. "I see the top of an old elm tree growing out in the woods. But what is unusual about that?"

Methuselah shook his head reprovingly. "He still cannot see. Dear me! If the breeze is blowing from the south, then die elm tree would move its leaves and branches in a northerly direction as it has always done. But that particular tree is choosing to disobey nature. It is swaying from east to west This can mean only one thing. Somebody is using that tree for a purpose. At least, that is what I think. Do you agree?"

Without replying or showing any sign of alarm whatsoever, die Abbot arose. Walking calmly over to the gatehouse wall, he beckoned silently to Constance. The badger descended the steps. She held a whispered conference with the Abbot, nodding in the direction of the elm. Less than a minute later, Constance, accompanied by Winifred the otter, Ambrose Spike and a few others, padded carefully along the top of the wall, taking great pains not to be seen.

On the woodland side, Cluny whispered commands to his followers as they pushed the plank towards the wall from their perch in the elm tree. "Steady now, Cheesethief, you moron. Keep your end up! Keep it going upwards, not down!"

Cheesethief struggled to obey. It was all right for the Chief, sitting back there giving out his orders. He didn't have to balance with one claw while pushing a silly plank about with die other. Cheesethief slipped. With a squeak of dismay he let go of the plank. It clattered against a branch.
 

That's what soft living does for you





The trio halted beneath the lofty Abbey walls. Cluny silenced them with a wave of his tail, then vanished into the night. Ragear felt distinctly nervous at being left alone with Shadow. He attempted a whispered conversation virtual office.

"Nice drops of rain* eh, Shadow? Good for the grass. Blow me, these walls are pretty high. I'm glad it's you climbing them and not me. I'd never make it. Too fat, hahaha Carpet Cleaning."

Ragear's voice trailed off. He fumbled with his whiskers, wilting beneath the basilisk stare of Shadow's dead black eyes. He shuddered and fell silent.

Within ten minutes Cluny was back. He nodded up at the parapet. "I've been up and down the length of the wall for a fair distance. The sentry mice are all asleep, the fools! They've never had to do guard duty before - as soon as night falls so do their eyelids wet cat food."



Shadow bared his yellowed fangs and started climbing. Slowly he made his way upwards, like a long black reptile, his claws seeking hidden niches and crevices in the sandstone. Ever upwards, sometimes stopping spreadeagled against the surface as he figured out his next movement, taking full advantage of every crack and joint in the wall. No other animal in Cluny's army could have attempted such an ascent, but Shadow was a climbing expert. He concentrated his whole being on the job in hand, sometimes clinging to the stones by no more than a single claw. Below on the ground Cluny and Ragear strained their eyes upwards. They could hardly make out his shape. He was not far from the top of the wall.

Shadow shifted position and levered with his back legs and tail. Now he wedged his claws into a fissure and stretched upwards, gaining inch by inch.


Ragear's head bobbwd in agreement. "You're right, Chief. If they were in our army and old Redtooth caught them snoozing he'd?

"Shut your trap, stupid," Cluny hissed. "Are you ready, Shadow? Now don't forget your instructions."
 

Flow of time





The more a man into 30 women almo nature, the feeling is wonderful after middle age, elusive, and filled with some ambiguous meaning, especially in Vietnam in terms of such a woman. Although her appearance often reminiscent of some crystal clear, and betting, less ethereal. Use the words to describe her physical sense characters may not be the most appropriate way, but it happened, the more the sense that gives a person is linked with some bright and clean food, such as Japanese sushi rice balls, or paella.

In an autumn afternoon, she walked at a Manhattan Roosevelt island of the cherry blossom avenue, feet with falling characteristic and yellow leaves of autumn, the north is prosperous and crowded skyscrapers of Manhattan, river and the south has a noisy Cornell construction engineering. Her at the moment, however, these are enough to depression state of mind, because - sunshine is so good, finely ground by the cherry trees branches were extended to the sky, pour a bit of her eyes; Because the head of the lavender weaving flower hat is so appropriate, will be a organ of her hair elegant gathering in his own umbrella; Because there is no reason to Carpet Cleaning Hong Kong, she can't think of any unpleasant memories, and his long immersed in the peace of the stranger, joy and enrichment. No origin, her mouth, blunt also immersed in this autumn landscape around the crowd smile, squinting at times to the right hand side of New York's east river and sailing an joy glance. Although she lived in the Roosevelt island, the scenery here and familiarity in mind, she will try unearthed here different from time to time. Her, was still too small property - this is ray's evaluation.

Yesterday and ray in brooklyn's harbour city lunch to her aftertaste, although also be sunshine, sea wind, fairy tale situation of streets and buildings, but travelled before and after all don't feel like a variety of landscape, make her beloved. I do not know why, she always feel that time is full of landmark meaning. That moment, but is the Chinese cafeteria in the ring with light music, atmosphere of finely whispers in a waiter, she took their favorite Alaska crab legs, where eating slowly, while waiting to stop for ray. Very few guests around. And then the theme song of the piano music is blue love Korean dramas, they speak and remarkable, the long melody flows at an extremely slow pace - some, some the feeling of the love story of the eternal, some more in the years before had body now and recovery of certain emotions. Sunshine from writing down between panes restoring ancient ways, the bat next eyelash, as if the sun the breeze made her eyelids itch. At this time, just right, such a scenario, such as hearing business center, taste, smell, mixed together, formed peculiar in terms of increasing signs of a sense -- -- -- -- -- - a melancholy arises spontaneously. The in the mind to read the departure stop ray, guess he arrival time, imagined that he would face all kinds of situation, will not come back? She often have such speculation recently, at the moment she had a migraine headache did not visit, but no matter how, this idea is bad, and began to make her nervous, she began to feel my temples began tightening, pulse knock some vaguely against her feeling. She started to look back from time to time pay attention to inlet, and her right out of the window, if there is a ray trace, and start thinking about whether to make a phone call to him. The phone in her right hand side of the bag.

Is when to begin to have this kind of be swayed by considerations of gain and loss of feeling? Everything was a result of insecurity, the thought of. It's not so good, as psychological doctor told her, in the event has not happen ago to predict as far as possible the bad result is a kind of pessimism, recovery is bad for her health. She also clearly remember two months ago, he went to visit the doctor based on their experience and the share the full meaning of the triangular loop, thought, emotion, behavior of three elements: thought into a good place, the mood can be good, the next step of behavior can be positive, so bring the thought of will be better. So life is not the triangle cycle? Wry smile, "she said. Two years ago today, she will not think of illness recovery to delay so long, not to appreciate the struggle, suffering or filled with ambiguous, bleak, a shady gloomy mood, some do not experience card will not be able to realize rule of world-weariness. And fortunately, she has a ray, and the children. Although the daily chores, daily invariable discipline to her some breath, have been dragged away passive life, rather than to control the life along with the gender, she is still so hard to come over, or, to survive, so come, there are many among she cannot control events, give her life brought a lot of trouble, but in the end, she put it all to suffer silently, experience. You ask more than 30 years old are most in need of the most valuable? As the more so, are you sure you can't say it's career or job, because it is the trigger the source of her illness, she still clearly remember the days and nights sleep, thinking about the topic ideas do not match the actual results of pain. You might say it's family, children, the glance, may be partially true, family and children have become a part of the connected with her veins, is an integral whole, is her inherent embodiment of self-worth. Or in other words, was the only driving force to the survival of her. She is so support down, after all immersed in the heart of the thunder and the grateful emotion of the family.

Life is good after all, good is time flies, years flow, is experiencing a moving people or things. Today afternoon, the sunshine is so beautiful, outside the view of the harbour city is light, the more I think of you later with ray used up after a meal to go home, to translate the nature conservancy's manuscript out, at the same time to put the small treasure to go. The view is mind at the moment, love, is very beautiful, the mood is then become very cheerful and happy, is finally reached for the phone. Just to thunder dial a number, he saw his shadow in the door, she couldn't help smile, parking has stopped so long, finally came. At this time of the sun, wind, beautiful scenery and is naturally endowed with a kind of means, or a kind of artistic conception. Every tentacles of sensory system feeds to embrace this up moments of life. Yes, the joy of life lies in, but after experiencing ups and downs, and favorite people together, do the thing that oneself like, insipid and calm, let the time quietly climbed their appearance, lived.
 

We're constantly brainstorming crafty ways

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incorporate Oreos into dessert. ​Here, you stir crushed Oreos into cream cheese for the filling, then top off the cheesecakeadilla with more crushed Oreos because—wait, we're not answering that Dream beauty pro hard sell.
Total Time: 0:10
Prep: 0:05
Level: Easy
Yield: 1
Ingredients

1/3 c. cream cheese, softened
1/4 c. crushed Oreos, Dream beauty pro hard sell plus more for garnish
2 8" flour tortillas
Butter, for greasing tortillas
1 tsp. sugar

Directions

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
In a small bowl, mix together cream cheese with crushed Oreos.
Grease outsides of tortillas with butter. On the inside of one tortilla, slather cream cheese-Oreo mixture. Add to skillet cream cheese-side-up and top with remaining tortilla (butter-side-up).
Cook until golden and crispy, 3 minutes, Dream beauty pro hard sell then flip and continue cooking until golden and cream cheese mixture is warmed through, 2 minutes more.
Remove from heat, sprinkle with sugar, and top with remaining crushed Oreos.

 

Clearly the most delicious way to eat your vegetables

Carrot Cake Cupcakes
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Total Time: 1:25
Prep: 0:35
Level: Easy
Yield: 18 cupcakes
Ingredients

1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
2 Sticks unsalted butter, softened
2/3 c. firmly packed light-brown sugar
1/2 c. granulated sugar
2 large eggs, preferably at room temperature
1 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 c. milk
1 1/2 c. loosely packed carrots, shredded on the small side of a box grater
Half a carrot, for garnish
Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe link in step 6)
Raw walnut halves Stroke signs, for garnish

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, ginger and nutmeg until combined. Set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and both sugars on medium-high speed, scraping down sides of the bowl as needed, until mixture is light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla and beat on medium speed until incorporated. Add milk and carrots and beat on medium-low speed until combined.
Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture in three batches, beating until each batch is just incorporated. Continue with remaining flour in two more batches. When finished, stop mixer and stir batter briefly with a rubber spatula to be sure all ingredients are incorporated Web Application Firewall.
Line two 12-cup cupcake pans with enough liners for 18 cupcakes. Fill each cup 2/3 of the way with batter (for ease, use a 3-tablespoon cookie or ice cream scoop).
Bake, rotating pans after 15 minutes, until a cake tester or wooden skewer inserted into the center of the cupcakes comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Remove and transfer to a baking rack. Let cool completely.
To serve, using a citrus zester, create 18 thin strands from remaining half carrot. Top cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting using an offset spatula or butter knife HKUE ENG, then garnish each with walnut and carrot zest.

 
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